Villageidiot destroys a perfectly nice sportster.

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by villageidiot, Oct 26, 2018.

  1. Fr8dog61

    Fr8dog61 Been here awhile

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    On an unrelated note... again I find myself at LAX. And once again, some interesting machines.

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  2. Fr8dog61

    Fr8dog61 Been here awhile

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  3. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    Headed out to the at about 5:30 this morning. I dunno what the fuck, but I can hardly sleep past 5am anymore.

    Greased the bearings that were left in the cases, new loc tite (blue) on the trans bolts, and got the transmission installed,

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    Stuck in the shifter mechanism after greasing the pivot bushing, adjusted the shifter. Right know it’s in 3rd gear, you have to adjust the shifter in 3rd gear as the shift pawl and shift drum line up there and there’s clearance you set by inserting a #32 drill bit into that hole on the star shaped plate, and above the detent pin and below the pawl. A #32 drill is .116” and that’s basically halfway between the pawl. It’s spelled out in the owners manual but easier to read on the internet

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    Refit the primary chain, clutch assembly, and ignition rotor/crank sprocket.
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    Installed primary cover, and clutch release assembly into the case.
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  4. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    Installed the new 22t front sprocket, down from 23t. This was a motherfucker, nothing I had at home would bust this bitch loose. Finally broke down, went to my shop, got my mini torch, and heated the nut. It finally came loose.

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    Refit the trackerdie sprocket cover with tcbros mids.
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    Swapped on a 51t rear, up from 48t, same chain, didn’t expect that, I expected to have to lengthen the chain.
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    Here she is all back together, I ran it on the bench and it gets all the gears and shifts well on the bench. Maybe able to take it for a rip tomorrow.
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  5. WYO George

    WYO George Epstein didn’t kill himself

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    Looks good, your work is very clean and detailed. I could've sent you a socket for the countershaft nut ;)
  6. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    I had a socket at work. I was LAYING on it with my cordless impact, no budge. Torched the nut with a mirco torch for about a minute and it slowly zapped loose.

    Remember when I sent you that holder/socket, the socket was aluminum, I think that’s by design, it’s very light. My cordless 1/2” impact grant it not the best, just the $100 bucker from ryobi, I think had a hard time swinging a 3/4” drive semi deep socket and 3/4-1/2” adaptomatic. That little alloy socket would take a lot less to spin, and it transfers it’s energy back into the nut easier. I think. Whatever it’s done!
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  7. Kai Ju

    Kai Ju Long timer Supporter

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    That is such a nice looking bike, VI.
    I'd even be seen on a Harley, if it was that one...
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  8. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    Thanks Alex, you’re welcome to come by and give it a putt.
  9. Kai Ju

    Kai Ju Long timer Supporter

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    Thanks, maybe after your trip. Have fun !
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  10. shinyribs

    shinyribs Thumpers for life

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    Glad to see you wrenching on this thing again!

    But dude, don't be drinking your Valvoline through a straw :D
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  11. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    But it’s so GOOD.

    We jump on a plane tomorrow at 5pm. Off to Denmark and England, be back the 17th.

    Bike will get ridden, washed, and posted for sale.
  12. sealsam

    sealsam Sam...I am. Supporter

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    gimme the keys, I'll break it in while you're gone.

    Hey, try to take at least one pic a day so you can share here. I know it's outside of your comfort level, but try.
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  13. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    You want the keys, come n get em.
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  14. sealsam

    sealsam Sam...I am. Supporter

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    You installed the training wheels right?
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  15. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    Yeah.
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  16. sealsam

    sealsam Sam...I am. Supporter

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    The sealsam scooter thread is always in the need of quality scooter content, you're in freakin' Europe, take some pics punk!

    I know the two of you are gunna have a great trip,

    ENJOY!:dukegirl
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  17. Honda-50

    Honda-50 Vet Lurker

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    Have a great trip!
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  18. L84dinr

    L84dinr Timing is Everything Supporter

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    Really Enjoyed your build, Y'all have fun on your holidays!
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  19. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    thanks everyone, finishing up the getting ready part now and getting on a plane at 7pm.

    i need a vacation.
  20. Kai Ju

    Kai Ju Long timer Supporter

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    You deserve one, have fun, take lots of pictures.
    See you when you get back.
    Trade you testrides, my CBR for your Sportster.